'Civilians killed in UN attack' - DRC governor

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MONUSCOs Attack Helicopter providing aerial and ground protection of a convoy carrying FDLR ExCombatants on their de- induction from Kanyabayonga transit camp.

MONUSCOs Attack Helicopter providing aerial and ground protection of a convoy carrying FDLR ExCombatants on their de- induction from Kanyabayonga transit camp.

KINSHASA - The governor of North-Kivu province in troubled eastern DRCongo told AFP on Thursday that five civilians had been killed in a UN helicopter attack against rebel fighters this week.

Governor Julien Paluku told AFP by telephone that he had just received confirmation from a delegation that visited the scene of Monday&39;s attack that "MONUSCO pounded a village essentially made up of civilians" and that "as of today ... five civilians were killed."

The United Nations has 22,000 peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo&39;s MONUSCO force, the United Nation&39;s largest mission worldwide.